I installed my 750watts of panels
in May. Excellent service
and advice from Jeremy, at Webster Solar in Vancouver. The outback MPPT
controller shook hands immediately with my inverter
(also Outback, so while I'd expected it to, it was nice to see it seamlessly integrate). I flicked the switches at 07:00, and watched the meter climb straight up to 28amps. This is in the PNW in May, before breakfast.
By the time I'd had my eggs, she was into the 30s, and she peaked at midday on 41amps. I pulled over 300ah that first day.
The next few days were occasionally overcast, but I saw 250+ah each day: I even got 160 on a day where it rained 50% of the time.
All in all, a great success.
At the same time, I'd increased my house bank from a miserly 440ah to 900ah, and the combination of the two factors now means that I can confidently stay on the hook this summer, probably indefinitely, if the sun is shining.
Really glad I made the jump, and can heartily recommend it to others in the PNW, who might have doubted the sun's potential (as I had done!)
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